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Friday, 16 October 2009

Shahpur Jat

We visited an area of Delhi called Shahpur Jat, an old neighbourhood which is becoming quite fashionable now. It is a little like Portobello Road in London or Laiki Geitonia in Cyprus.We walked through small streets, quite narrow, with rows of indistinguishable buildings housing little factories and artisan's workshops. Up the stairs, in crammed little rooms embroidery, cutting and designing takes place. Embroidery is done by machine but also by hand and I was personally shocked to hear that both may be eclipsed by computer embroidery. Clearly this is the future but for those with these complicated and often demanding skills it is difficult to ensure their continued livelihood. Some Europeans try to do so working with Fairtrade and exporting goods to Europe. Some young Indian designers are choosing this area for their factories and small retail outlets. All shops were carrying extra offers, discounted bargains and delicacies as Diwali, the festival of lights is tomorrow.


  1. There's also a very famous show shop there called "the show garage". Must visit.

  2. Ooooops, I meant "The Shoe Garage", not the show garage!

  3. OK thanks I will look out for it next time I go


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